Heracles

2001-2002 National Theatre of Northern Greece
Heracles - Euripides
Launch: Theatro Dassous, 17/07/2002

In his final and hardest labour, Heracles achieves a miracle: he comes back from the land of the dead. However, at his moment of absolute triumph, a struggle with death awaits him: blinded by Hera, he murders his wife and children. And so this final labor by the greatest of heroes will also be the labor of his self-destruction. One of the top directors of our times provides his own rendition of a play that is daring, political, spectacular and poetic at the same time. The performance highlights the underground musicality of the text, thus formulating a contemporary 'oratorio' about the glory and fall of the heroic.

Playwright: Euripides
Translation: Mairi Giossi
Director: Andrei Serban
Composition: Elizabeth Swados
Choreography: Konstantinos Rigos
Music director: Kris Kukul
Music Instruction: Aigli Hava-Vagia
Assistant Director: Daniela-Violeta Dima
Assistant Director: Panos Papageorgopoulos
Dramaturgy Consultant: Eleni Papazoglou
Special constructions: Tina Parali
15 performances - 14.145 spectators
Theatro Dassous (17/07/2002 - 14/09/2002)
Ancient Theatre of Philippi, Kavala (27/07/2002)
Siviri Amphitheatre, Halkidiki (07/08/2002)
Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus (16/08/2002 - 17/08/2002)
Ancient Theatre of Dion (24/08/2002)
“Olympia” Theatre, Ancient Olympia (28/08/2002)
Roman Oden, Patra (31/08/2002 - 01/09/2002)